Definition of deregulation
: the act or process of removing restrictions and regulations
deregulateplay \(ˌ)dē-ˈre-gyə-ˌlāt\ transitive verb
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The index is up roughly 18 percent since Trump’s election, an event that unleashed a market rally on expectations of tax cuts, deregulation and infrastructure spending.
Under EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency has moved into a new chapter of deregulation on industry.
That circumstance is a consequence of deregulation and consolidation in the American airline market.
The law, which requires banks to lend in low-income and minority communities, has long been criticized by some conservative lawmakers but has not been a focus of deregulation efforts.
This president’s deregulation agenda, particularly in the energy space, is making a substantial impact around the country.
To critics, the megamergers, deregulation and gut punches to many industries set the table for the Great Recession and slow growth.
There is significant debate as to whether this is true, but the FCC is now moving ahead with deregulation regardless.
Finally, deregulation of inane child care regulations, such as Washington, D.C.'s new requirement that child care workers obtain college degrees, will make work economically practical.
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